Spiteful are probably my favorite Chicago brewery at the moment. These guys are currently expanding to a larger space and I can’t wait to get my hands on more beer from them. Group Texts are for Wieners is a double IPA and part of a mini series of “Wiener” beers (Selfies, Networking, etc). Group Texts are for Wieners comes in at 7.7% ABV.
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a small 1/2 finger head which dissipates quickly, pretty decent lacing down the glass.
Nose: Really big tropical fruit nose. I get mango, pineapple, sweet fruit juice and some earthy/flowery notes as well. Fruit definitely dominates the nose though and is pretty dank and juicy.
Taste/Mouth: Follows the nose with big, juicy tropical fruit flavors. Nice amount of bitterness and absolutely no hint of the alcohol. Good wheat and malt backbone to balance and another dimension to the flavor of this beer. Super drinkable and juicy.
Price/Availability: Chicago available is good, this is a rotating beer from Spiteful and about $8 for a bomber so the price point is solid.
Overall: Pretty amazing Double IPA from Spiteful here who continue to impress me with their beers, especially the hoppy ones. I loved Selfies are for Wieners as well, so this little series is pretty impressive. I will keep my eye out for this one in the future and always have my eyes peeled for Spiteful bombers at the store, I recommend you do the same.